Bob McCarty Jr., owner of Valley Lock & Door, has opened a new showroom at Bank and Washington streets in East Greenville. McCarty specializes in garage doors as well as entry and storm doors. A grand opening for the new showroom takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
It has been a busy two years for Bob McCarty Jr.
Not only did he start up his own business in August 2011 after his former employer closed its doors, but he also leased and transformed 334 Washington St. in East Greenville into an office and brand new showroom, which opens to the public this Saturday.
For McCarty, who has more than 15 years’ experience in the door and locksmith industry, it’s been a good start.
“Business has been good so far,” he said of his time as an entrepreneur. “Considering the economy, we’ve been strong. I have a good reputation and have a lot of repeat customers, so that helps.”
McCarty, an East Greenville native, said Valley Lock & Door offers garage door sales and service. They install both commercial and residential garage doors, as well as entry and storm doors. They do everything from new construction to custom work like replacing barn doors with overhead doors.
The business also offers basic locksmith services like residential lockouts, rekeying and dead bolt installation. They cut keys and locks right in the office and sell products for do-it-yourselfers.
Valley Lock & Door showcases Clopay brand garage doors exclusively in its showroom, but sells a wide variety of brands by customer request.
The showroom features two full-size garage doors, one with a LiftMaster opener, which can be activated from anywhere in the world by smartphone. They also have sample panels for customers to peruse.
But perhaps the most enticing feature of working with Valley Lock & Door is the ability to see what a new garage door would look like on your home before you buy it. In the office design room, McCarty and staff, using Clopay software, can upload a picture of your home and show you what a variety of different options would look like on site.
The business, which operates mainly in a 30-mile radius of the Upper Perkiomen Valley, offers pricing that rivals the big box stores, McCarty said.
“We are very competitive with our pricing,” he said. “We beat Home Depot. We can get doors faster than a box store, too.”
At their showroom grand opening – open to the public Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. – McCarty said he hopes people will come out and see what his business is all about.
“I’d like to invite people out to see the products we offer and our services,” McCarty said.
The grand opening was preceded by an open house for members of the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce and members of NARI-BIE, a Pottstown-area construction trade services association, on Tuesday. Saturday's events will feature Sportsman Modified race car driver Kaitie McCarty, who will autograph pictures donated by Keith Gerhart of Hosensack Poker Club, hot dogs and refreshments, and a raffle for a brand new garage door opener for signing up for Valley Lock & Door’s newsletter.
For more information on the business, visit valleylockanddoor.com, or call 267-923-5759.